Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's time.......

Welcome beck everyone! It's time to get break out the new agenda, sharpen the pencils (or buy new leads) and get going on a new year.

Things to think about....

What did I do last year that was successful....and not so successful?
Do I have a calculator......not the one you borrowed from your friend and is missing keys.
Do I have a binder/duotang for any handouts?
DO I have a separate place to write my notes?
Did I buy the workbook yet?

Good luck this year and here's to success for all of you.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Job of Scribe 2

So... it's your turn to be the class scribe and you're not quite sure what to do. Sound about right??

Well, try answering these questions in your scribe post:
  1. What did we do in class today?
  2. What did we learn during these activities?
  3. Was this new information or something I've seen in math or another class before?
  4. Was the material difficult or easy to understand?
  5. Is there something that I still don't understand and could ask my classmates to explain?
  6. Did anything else happen during class that would be fun to keep a record of?

Have fun, be creative, and remember this is a public forum. What you write represents yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your school so blog responsibly and safely.

Rules of Blogging

Rules for Blogging

1. Please, no last names, addresses, IM screen names etc.

2. Do not link to your personal blog/journal from your school blog; you might reveal information there that you don’t want to reveal on your school blog.

3. If you want to write your opinion on a topic, make sure you’re not going to be offensive as you write it.

4. Always make sure you check over your post for spelling errors, grammar errors, and your use of words. Paste your post in a word processor and run spellcheck, or download a spellchecker for your browser.

5. Never disrespect someone else in your blog, whether it’s a person, an organization, or just a general idea. You don’t want someone making a stab at what you are passionate about; don’t do it to someone else.

6. Don’t write about other people without permission; if you can’t get their permission, use first names only. Never share someone else’s last name.

7. Watch your language! This is part of our school community. Language that is inappropriate in school is also inappropriate in your blog.

8. Make sure things you write about are factual. Don’t be posting about things that aren’t true. Link to your sources.

9. Keep it education-oriented. That means that you probably shouldn’t discuss your plans for the weekend, the last dance etc.

Adapted from http://patterson.edublogs.org/all-about-blogs/

Job of the Scribe

Write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was away sick, or missed class for any other reason, can catch up on what they missed. Over the course of the semester, the scribe posts will grow into the textbook for the course; written by students for students. Remember that as each of you write your scribe posts. Ask yourself: "Is this good enough for our textbook? Would a graphic or other example(s) help illustrate what we learned?" And remember, you have a global audience, impress them.